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Basic Parachute Training

The Basic Parachute Course (BCP) course is held by the RAF. Units from which men regularly attend the BCP course include:

To qualify for the course, candidates must have completed one of the following selection processes:

The BCF is held at RAF Brize Norton and run by the No 1 Parachute Training School.

To complete the course, candidates must complete:

  • 1000 ft single stick formation (no equipment)
  • 1000 ft single stick formation (with equipment)
  • 800 ft single stick formation (with equipment)
  • 800 ft single stick formation (with equipment) at night
  • 800 ft simultaneous stick formation (with equipment)
  • 700 ft simultaneous stick formation (with equipment) at night
  • 600 ft simultaneous stick formation (with equipment)
parachute wings
On successful completion of the Basic Parachute Course, the trainee can now wear the British Military Parachute Wings flash on their shoulder.
photo : US DoD

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